New Research on Genetic Origin of ADHD

A study in Lancet October 23 has added significant evidence to the growing knowledge that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is largely biological.  Non-genetic causes such as abnormal brain development, brain injury or environmental factors are also believed to play a role in the disorder, but this latest study suggests brains of some children with […]

Beta Reset/Gamma Brainwave Surfing

How to apply the new Gisburne-Harr paradigm for chronic & neurodegenerative conditions (workshop for professionals, only) Jaclyn M. Gisburne, Ph.D. & Jana C. Harr, BA MRT WORKSHOP DATE: December 9-12, 2010 Thursday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM ; Sunday 9 AM to 1 PM WORKSHOP LOCATION:  UCLA Semel Institute (Room 28-181 NPIH) Download […]

Sports Head Injuries; More Concern

Study Finds Student Athletes Without Concussion Symptoms Remain At Risk. The Indianapolis Star (10/8, Newell) reports that a new study published online this week in the Journal of Neurotrauma has determined that high school football players “may be damaging their brains even if they have not been diagnosed with a concussion.” After examining the helmets […]

Food Additives and Hyperactive Behavior

Scientific evidence is now conclusive that food additives can cause hyperactive behavior. I say that clearly at the top, so there will be no confusion when I add: Food additives do not cause ADHD Food additives cause hyperactive behavior in only some children (my guess is that susceptible adults are more likely to suffer restlessness). […]

ADHD and Executive Function Difficulties

When patients and I talk about ADHD as a “hidden disability,” we are not just talking about simple difficulties with attention or so-called “hyperactivity.” For nearly a decade, professionals in the field recognize that the real disabling features of ADHD are in the broad arena of EXECUTIVE FUNCTION.  Several areas are commonly described.  Thomas Brown, […]

Adult ADHD

A recent story by Melinda Beck in the Wall Street Journal was important for disseminating information about Adult ADHD, but disappointing for the absence of any mention of EEG brainwave biofeedback. I wrote to Ms. Beck, “Good article BUT…why no mention of neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback)? By now the professional literature is replete with studies demonstrating […]

Sleep, Nightmares, and REM-state Problem Solving

Recently, I noted that more people were landing on this web site from the keyword “Nightmares” than from EEG Neurofeedback, or ADHD, or marijuana (numbers 2 through 4 in popularity).  Presumably the reason is that neurofeedback and LENS are being recognised as first-line treatment for sleep disorders.  It’s clear I must blog more about sleep […]

Autistic Spectrum Disorders

There are very few studies of autistic spectrum disorders (including Asperger’s Syndrome) and EEG Neurofeedback. Clinicians around the globe have been reporting dramatic responses for a decade or more. Stephen Larsen, PhD in his book, The Healing Power of Neurofeedback, discusses two cases. Below is a report published in NeuroConnections, the joint newsletter of the […]